Replacing Strip Light in Kitchen

Postby smirney » Thu Oct 30, 2008 2:40 pm

Hi, i have brought a new light fitting to go into the kitchen to replace the existing Strip Light, i have turned all the power off and have taken the strip light down and have wired up the new light correctly, but when i turn on the mains it trips out, i have double checked the wiring and it is all ok, i have wired up the new light fitting to a plug to see if that was ok and it is, could anyone give me some idea of why this is doing this, Thanks
Rank: Labourer
Progress to next rank:
Posts: 1
Joined: Thu Oct 30, 2008 2:36 pm


Simply Build It

Postby ericmark » Sat Nov 08, 2008 12:07 am

This is guess of course but most lamps have power in, power out, and switch cables. If the switch cable is connected colour for colour with the other two then this will be a short circuit. The return from switch should be line colour or have line colour sleeve but these often fall off.
But that will not be the problem if as you say it is wired correctly!

Display posts from previous
Sort by
Order by

  • DIY How to Project Guides

  • DIY how to tutorial projects and guides - Did you know we have a DIY Projects section? Well, if no, then we certainly do! Within this area of our site have literally hundreds of how-to guides and tutorials that cover a huge range of home improvement tasks. Each page also comes with pictures and a video to make completing those jobs even easier!


  • Related Topics